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VIN SUPRYNOWICZ: You can't hide your lying eyes
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MUST READ FROM VIN...
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"I see where the people of Haiti finally got sick of defrocked collectivist priest and all-around 'necklace' killer Jean-Bertrand Aristide, took up arms, and kicked him out."

"So what are U.S. forces doing there now? About 1,800 of our guys have been sent in to -- in the words of Associated Press reporter Paisley Dodds -- 'rid the nation of guns.' "

"Hey, good plan. In the great tradition of George Washington, Francis Marion, and young Jim Monroe, the Haitian people just used firearms to throw out a vicious tyrant, and the immediate goal of Big White Brother is to 'rebuild a shattered police force and disarm militants who began the insurgency.' " ...
 

Shamaya: Gun owners simply want the choice to defend themselves
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KABA Exec. Dir. Angel Shamaya's editorial hit the Sunday edition of the Ft. Wayne, Indiana Journal-Gazette.

It was pretty bold of the Journal-Gazette editors to run this piece. You may agree, when you read it.
 

TN: Democrats want you defenseless at restaurants
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"A state House panel this morning may once again hear a controversial bill that would allow registered gun owners to carry a weapon in establishments that serve alcohol."

"The bill, which has become an annual effort in the legislature, says that if a permitted gun owner isn’t drinking they may carry their weapon in such establishments."

"The bill has traditionally been sponsored by state Rep. Ben West (D-Hermitage). However, West, who’s pushed the bill for several years, has relinquished his sponsorship of the bill to state Rep. Tre’ Hargett (R-Bartlett), the House minority leader."

" 'It’s a question of 150,000 registered gun owners,' said West. 'None have been involved in any felonies using guns. … The reason is it allows people to have their guns with them. As it stands now, I pull into O’Charley’s and I’m breaking the law.' " ...
 

KY: Lawmakers consider legislation on final day for bill passage
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"Local governments' zoning restrictions would not apply to federally licensed gun dealers and manufacturers, and they could operate alongside any other business, under a bill the General Assembly passed Monday."

"Gun importers would also be safe from zoning restrictions, under the bill." ...

"Rep. J.R. Gray, D-Benton, told House lawmakers the National Rifle Association supported the bill."

"Gun dealers should be treated the same as other businesses, including those that sell sporting equipment, and not face zoning restrictions, Gray said. Other worries that removing zoning restrictions could eventually ease regulations on adult-only shops were 'a little bit ludicrous,' Gray said." ...
 

BATF in the "hot seat?"
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More details on the BATF prosecution of the upstanding-member-of-the-community preacher who had an unregistered machinegun.

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. . . "The BATF spent lots of money going after Lancaster, and if they don't get a good sentence out of it, it will look bad on paper." ...

"When Lancaster was arrested, there were approximately 15 law enforcement people of various capacities at his residence, and there was at least one and possibly two experts flown from D.C. It takes a lot of money to undertake a raid and investigation like this. In fact, the source listed above said it probably goes into the tens of thousands of dollars."

"So, there you have it. If the BATF doesn't get an acceptable conviction, then they'll look bad." ...
 

MO: 2 more St. Louis area sheriffs decide to actually follow the law instead of trying to weasel around it
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"Richard Brown considers it a point of pride to have a permit to carry a concealed weapon."

" 'We've been waiting so long. It's just kind of a status type thing,' said Brown, a retired carpenter from Fenton who joined about 60 early-risers lined up outside of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department in Hillsboro Monday hoping to be the first to receive a conceal-carry permit."

"Franklin and Jefferson counties began accepting applications for concealed gun permits today. They are the second and third counties in the St. Louis area to accept applications for the permits. St. Charles County began accepting applications a week ago."

"Officials in Franklin and Jefferson counties said the process appeared to be going smoothly." ...
 

OH: Businesses under the gun as paranoid fears and fantasies about permit-holders are encouraged by 'consulting firms'
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"The day comes when all employers must face unpleasant situations. Maybe an employee must be fired, or a customer becomes too demanding. Maybe the company is going out of business and workers are losing their jobs."

"That's not the time to find out someone is packing a .38-caliber revolver under a sport coat or in a purse. Yet, that situation could arise after April 8, when Ohio’s concealed-weapons law gives adults with proper certification the right to carry a concealed weapon."

"The law allows employers and private property owners and managers to ban weapons in workplaces." ...

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Question: How many workplace shooters had a permit to carry?
 

OH: Poll: Concealed carry law
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The new question, now up at www.bucyrustelegraphforum.com, is: “Will you feel safer when the concealed carry gun law goes into effect next month?"

You may cast your vote on our Web site at www.bucyrustelegraphforum.com. When you get to the home page, click on “Opinion.” The poll will be on the upper right hand side of the page. Results are not scientific and have a huge margin of error.

http://www.bucyrustelegraphforum.com/news/stories/20040329/opinion/index.html
 

Sen. Larry Craig: Position on NRA board amplifies Idaho’s voice on gun issues
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"Recently, The Idaho Statesman took issue with legislation I sponsored in the Senate to ban a narrow range of politically driven lawsuits against the gun industry, suggesting that my membership on the board of the National Rifle Association presented a conflict of interest with my duties as a senator." ...

"It's strange that the Brady Campaign should complain about 'special interests' lobbying members of Congress, since that term describes exactly what they are. In fact, it is an affiliate of the Brady Campaign that is the driving force behind the rash of frivolous litigation which S.1805 would stop. Apparently, the Brady Campaign believes only liberal special interest groups that agree with their agenda should be allowed to participate in the democratic process." ...
 

IL: Governor to permit gun IDs at age 18
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"Attempting to appeal both to Downstate hunters and Chicago-area gun-control advocates, Gov. Rod Blagojevich will sign a law allowing 18-year-olds to obtain a state firearm owner ID card without parental consent but will veto laws that seek to expand gun rights for retired law enforcement officers and people who use guns in self-defense, aides said Sunday." ...
 

OH: Thousands In Ohio Await Conceal-Carry Licenses
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Applications Available Next Week

CINCINNATI -- "New laws passed this year mean you or anyone you know can legally carry a concealed gun."

"And it appears that hundreds in one local county already are planning on doing just that, WLWT Eyewitness News 5's Brian Hamrick reported."

"Applications will become available April 7, and if the rolls of those signed up to take classes are any indication, the measure could be far more popular than originally thought, Hamrick reported. More than 10,000 residents are expected to apply, and that's just in Hamilton County." ...
 

Supreme Court Takes Case on Felon Gun Owners
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"The Supreme Court agreed Monday to decide whether people convicted of crime overseas can be barred from owning a gun in the United States."

"U.S. law forbids felons from owning guns, with a few exceptions for antitrust and trade violations. The government has contended that the law covers felons convicted overseas."

"Lower federal courts have disagreed over the issue, and the Supreme Court took a case involving a Pennsylvania man to resolve the conflict."

"Gary Sherwood Small answered 'no' to the felony conviction question on a federal form when he bought a handgun in 1998, a few days after he was paroled from a Japanese prison for violating weapons laws in that country." ...
 

MN: Moms on the assault
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"Joan Peterson never expected to be a gun-control crusader."

"She's a mother, a wife and speech pathologist for the Duluth public schools."

"But the debate came to her in 1992."

"On Aug. 6, that year, police found the bodies of Peterson's sister, Barbara Lund, and her companion in Lund's home. The two had been shot to death by Lund's estranged husband. He killed himself later that year."

"Peterson is among a handful of Duluthians planning to attend the Million Mom March on Mother's Day, May 9, in Washington, D.C. Local attendees hope to gather enough people to fill a charter bus." ...

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Poster's Note: Here in Minnesota, we routinely fail to get even 5 'Moms' together in a MeetUp.com meeting, and that's with 2 or 3 CCW ringers.

KABA QUESTIONS:

1) Why is it that a "handful" of people get consistent free press in Duluth?

2) If Mrs. Peterson's loved one had been stabbed to death, would she be advocating bans on sharp objects?
 

NH: "For the safety of all, concealed carry permits are necessary"
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"THE New Hampshire House is considering Senate Bill 454, which would eliminate the permit requirement to carry a loaded, hidden weapon. It still will allow permits to be issued for those wishing to carry hidden weapons in reciprocal states. Your local police chief would be issuing permits to citizens to carry a loaded, hidden gun in far-off states, but not in New Hampshire."

"Should this legislation become law, everyone with the exception of convicted felons will be allowed to carry a hidden, loaded firearm. Now, ask yourself — should habitual drug users, mental patients and the town drunkard carry a loaded, hidden weapon?"

"Think for a moment of the frail and weak that cannot safely handle a firearm. Who speaks for them?" ...
 

OH: Lesson: Train before you pack a gun
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" 'Hold up your trigger finger, look at it and tell yourself: This is my gun's safety.' "

"Firearms instructor Bob Magnuson's words echoed in my head as I stood in front of the bedroom mirror and practiced drawing my .357-caliber Magnum Ruger from its brand-new holster. The natural inclination was to put my right index finger on the trigger (instead of alongside it) as I pulled out the gun."

"Practice included keeping my finger away from the trigger as I slid the gun back into the holster on my hip without looking at it. Visions of Billy the Kid popped into my head, though he was wearing leather chaps, not Tweety pajamas like me." ...
 

MN: Mindworks: Kids' views on guns
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"Mindworks asked students: 'Most Minnesotans now are free to obtain a permit to carry guns into many public places. Do you think people should have the right to carry guns if they want to? What kind of responsibility goes with carrying firearms?' "

"We received 1,937 essays. Of those, a sizable majority wrote that allowing people to carry guns -- even those who carried a legal permit -- sounded like dangerous business. A smaller but equally thoughtful group wrote that guns, used responsibly by responsible people, might just keep all of us safer. A few espoused both points of view."

"Many of those who oppose the law wrote emotionally about their fear of guns, and of the possibility that they or someone they love could be shot." ...
 

MN: Mindworks: Student essays
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"I don't think it's safe to carry a gun because it could hurt you and it would scare me if they were pointing a gun at me. I would scream. I would yell, 'Mom! Dad!' It might be scary because they might kill me or mug me. They could come up behind me and hurt me because they could have a gun."

Marissa Wooldridge, 8, Farmington

"I've never really understood why we make guns, except to kill."

"People carrying guns around in public doesn't exactly give me tranquility, especially if they are concealed, and knowing that anybody could have one. At least if the gun is showing, you know to be careful around that person."

Julia Mandsager, 11, Northfield

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Ahhh, the clear-thinking products of the government schools!
 

OH: Proof positive: Anti-gun extremists are the true sufferers of paranoia
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The piece is, perhaps the best evidence we've ever seen that Dr. Thompson is right on when she asserts that gun ban extremists suffer from a defense-mechanism called projection. Consider this excerpt:

"I would feel uncomfortable carrying a loaded weapon. Very uncomfortable that I would possibly have the means to end a person's life within arm's reach. That doesn't mean I'm going to do it, or would ever be tempted. Just that fact makes me uncomfortable.

"I also would feel uncomfortable knowing that anyone on the street, in the theatre, at a restaurant, at the supermarket could be carrying a loaded gun on their person. And here's why - despite training, despite temperament, despite the best of intentions: I don't trust you."
 

Why Are We Arguing Over The Second Amendment?
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"On January 14, 2004, the District Court for the District of Columbia denied the petition of several citizens to keep shotguns in their homes for their self-defense...In doing so, it held that the Second Amendment creates nothing more than a right to maintain effective state militias."

"Also disturbing about the District of Columbia's decision is that it opined that 'the lobbying efforts of the National Rifle Association' have brought 'the Second Amendment debate to the forefront.' Too bad the court did not mention that the NRA is only acting in response to the lobbying and litigation efforts of numerous other organizations..."
 

FL: Police Say Fla. Teen Trying To Steal Car Shot Dead By Owner - Owner Charged With First Degree Murder
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Stick this one in the "DO NOT DO THIS" file. No possession is worth life in prison!
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"Police found the body of an 18-year-old man days after he was shot while allegedly trying to steal a car."

"Curtis Paulisin and a friend tried to break into a Honda Civic last week, and the car's owner, Raymond Jason Butler, confronted them and fired several shots from a 9 mm handgun in their direction as they fled, police said."

"When police arrived, Butler was gone, but they found the gun, police Sgt. Jeff Young said. They also found Paulisin's friend, who was charged with burglary, Young said. His name was not released."

"Paulisin's body was found Saturday floating in a pond at the same complex where the shooting took place."

"Butler was arrested and charged with first-degree murder. He was being held without bail." ...
 

TN: Lawmaker proposes opening police shooting ranges to public
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"State Senator Ron Ramsey is pushing a bill that would allow the public to shoot at police firearms ranges. The bill specifically encourages departments to let local gun enthusiasts use the ranges when they're not being used for police training."

"Ramsey says his bill would shield police agencies from liability. The bill would also allow police agencies to charge people to use the ranges."

"Not all local police departments are eager to open their ranges for public use. Sullivan County Sheriff Wayne Anderson says his department's new range is at a training center. That gives him security concerns as well as liability issues." ...

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Who PAYS for the ranges? The same people who pay the police officers' salaries via tax dollars.
 

High court set to hear arguments on searches
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"A seemingly routine traffic stop here in the summer of 2001 is now at the center of a constitutional debate that could have implications for police across the country."

"On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will dissect the stop, in which Officer Deion L. Nichols arrested a felon who had a gun in his car and drugs in his pocket."

"The court will determine whether Nichols violated a long-standing constitutional rule against unlawful searches by going into the car and finding the gun without first securing a warrant."

"If Nichols prevails, police across the country will have an easier time searching vehicles during traffic stops." ...
 

FL: Deputy's Gun And Badge Stolen From Vehicle
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CLERMONT, Fla. -- "An Orange County deputy's gun and badge were stolen early Monday morning while he ate breakfast at a restaurant in Clermont. Detectives are making this case a top priority because of the danger a gun and badge can pose in the wrong hands." ...

"He and his wife, who's also a deputy, were eating at the Clermont Clock Restaurant on Monday morning when he came out to his truck and found that someone had broken in."

"Driver's door was ajar and, right away, I checked the glove box for my gun and it was gone with my ID, says Zeller."

"His gun was a 45-caliber Glock 21. He locked it in the truck because he'd been bike riding off duty." ...

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But only cops . . .
 

AK: Sen. Murkowski picks up NRA endorsement; she wouldn't answer GOA's survey
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"Republican U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski picked up an endorsement from the National Rifle Association, the powerful gun lobby which two years ago backed her GOP opponent in a state legislative race."

" 'Lisa, since she got to Congress, has a 100 percent NRA voting record,' said NRA spokesman Eddie Grasser. 'If we have an incumbent that's been voting with us, we endorse them generally speaking.' "

"This is the first NRA endorsement for Murkowski, a Republican who was appointed by her father in 2002 to fill his unexpired term." ...

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In the 106th Congress, GOA gave Mr. Murkowski (the current Senator's father) a "C-" rating.

In the 108th Congress, GOA gave current Sen. Murkowski a "NR" rating, meaning she refused to answer their survey.
 

NY: 'Drew Carey' actor shot in argument with father in "gun-free" New York City
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"A hunky Hollywood star from Queens was shot and wounded yesterday by his ailing, elderly father after they argued over the actor's dying mother's battle with cancer, cops said."

"Vincent Ford Jr., 42, who had a recurring role on 'The Drew Carey Show,' was eating lunch when his 81-year-old father opened fire at 1:15 p.m. in the family's South Jamaica home, police said."

"Cops said the older Ford, who suffers from Alzheimer's disease, quarreled with his son over how to cope with the worsening condition of his cancer-stricken wife, Sally."

"Vincent Ford Sr., 81, was expected to be charged with assault and weapons possession." ...
 

CA: Member of Sarah Brady's Armed Elite Negligently Shoots Self At Nuclear Plant
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"A security guard at San Onofre nuclear power plant was slightly wounded when his weapon accidentally discharged as it was being holstered, officials said."

"The accident occurred Sunday afternoon when the guard was holstering his pistol in an armory at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station between San Diego and Los Angeles."

"The top strap of the holster caught the trigger guard, causing the weapon to discharge, Edison spokesman Ray Golden said Monday. The bullet grazed the officer's leg. The guard, whose name was not released, was treated by first aid staff on-site and received a tetanus shot at a nearby hospital."

"Edison notified both the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the FBI as a precaution, Golden said." ...
 

PA: Police chief fired for stealing money seized under forfeiture law
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. . . "Rankin council fired its police chief, Darryll L. Briston, on Saturday, five days after he was arrested on federal charges that he "stole or otherwise converted to his own use" money seized during the execution of a federal warrant two years ago. U.S. Attorney Mary Beth Buchanan said $5,855 in cash was seized from the safe of a woman and taken to the police station to be kept as evidence. Although the woman repeatedly asked for the return of the money, Chief Briston refused." ...

"Though Mr. Powell was arrested at the woman's home, she was not charged with a crime. During a search, officers took $5,855 in cash, telling her it was evidence." ...
 

Live ammo makes it past federal security
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"When Tom Diorio and his wife of East Fishkill flew to New Orleans to catch a cruise to Jamaica, Tom forgot that he left a live round from his licensed 9mm handgun in his carry on bag that he uses when he goes target shooting. When his wife unpacked while on the boat, she found the bullet and for safety sake, Diorio threw it overboard." ...
 

Drug War Victims
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This is a rather poignant archive of victims of the War On Some Drugs. Among the long list of victims:

John Adams
64 years old
Shot to death during a SWAT drug raid while watching TV. The house didn't match the description on the warrant.

Delbert Bonnar
57 years old
Shot 8 times by police in drug raid. They were looking for his son

Annie Rae Dixon
84 years old
Bedridden with pneumonia during a drug raid. Officer kicked open her bedroom door and shot her.

Lynette Gayle Jackson
29 years old
Shot to death in her bed by SWAT team.

Ismael Mena
45 years old
Mena was killed when police barged into his house looking for drugs. They had the wrong address.

ETC.
 

OR: Portland police admit that the man they shot dead was unarmed
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"Preliminary investigations show that a 28-year-old black man shot by Portland Police after a routine traffic stop was unarmed."

[What does "preliminary investigations show...[he] was unarmed" actually mean? Are they suggesting that new evidence proving he was armed might somehow surface?]

"It was the second time in a year that Portland police have shot and killed an unarmed black person after a traffic stop, after a May 5 incident that ended with the death of Kendra James."

"Her death touched off an intense round of criticism of the city's police force, and was broadly seen as a factor in the resignation of former police chief Mark Kroeker."

"In Sunday night's encounter, officers Jason Sery and Sean Macomber pulled over James Perez shortly after 5 p.m. for failing to use his turn signal 100 feet before making a turn." ...

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CA: SF Police Officer Mistakenly Shot In Dog Attack By Fellow 'Highly Trained' Officer
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"A police officer and an 11-year-old girl were being treated in a San Francisco hospital Monday following an incident involving an aggressive dog and bullets fired from a police gun."

"Police responded after receiving a report that a dog was attacking a family member."

"Officers responded to find a Rottweiler attacking an 11-year-old girl. At some point, the dog stopped its attack and officers were able to back the creature into a corner."

"However, far from being subdued, the dog prepared to attack once more, this time setting its sights on police, Oropeza said."

"One of the officers opened fire on the dog, but a stray bullet ended up hitting another officer, according to Oropeza, who said that officer was struck in the leg." ...
 

OR: Another unarmed African American shot by police?
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"A police officer shot and killed a motorist Sunday in a North Portland parking lot after a routine traffic stop, authorities said."

"The body of the man, whose identity was not released by police, remained inside a white sedan for several hours in front of the Lucky Dry Cleaners and Laundry on North Fessenden Street, near Burr Avenue. He was alone in the car."

"A patrol car with two officers stopped the white Mitsubishi just after 5 p.m. for a routine traffic violation, said Sgt. Cheryl Robinson, a Portland Police Bureau spokeswoman."

"Soon after, one of the officers fired 'multiple shots' into the car, she said. She refused to say what prompted the officer to fire or whether the man had a gun." ...

"A large crowd of people gathered, many of them demanding to know why the man was shot."

"Some complained that he was an unarmed African American shot by police in North Portland, and compared it to May's fatal police shooting of Kendra James, who was trying to flee a routine traffic stop." ...
 

OH: Another day, another advocation of law-breaking by gun ban extremists
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"For 150 years, Ohio law has disarmed defenseless citizens and protected criminals from the possibility of encountering an armed victim. During that time, pro-gun groups never advocated breaking the law. Rather, OFCC, the SAF, the CCRKBA, and the NRA fought for reform - in the Ohio legislature and in the courts."

"Now that the tables have turned, however, Ohio's main gun ban lobbyist has twice advocated law-breaking, in a matter of weeks."

"In a March 22 email alert, Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence founder Toby Hoover encouraged city councils to pass laws enforcing bans on city-owned property, and even in private businesses."

"Hoover surely must know that any such action by city councils would be an illegal action." ...
 

PA: Technician claims police retaliated after he criticized radar accuracy
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"A state police technician has filed a federal lawsuit claiming his supervisors threatened to fire him after he testified in a court case that a widely used radar gun is prone to false readings."

"John Shingara alleges he was deprived of his free-speech rights and defamed after giving testimony in September that criticized the hand-held Genesis GHS units."

" 'The defendants embarked upon a course of action to discredit (Shingara), to lie to the press and the public about the truth regarding the Genesis radar gun, and also engaged in efforts to intimidate and deter the plaintiff from speaking out,' according to the suit." ...

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But police can be trusted with guns because they would never abuse their power!
 

Knock, Knock - 4th Amendment Suspended in TX, MS, LA
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"The 5th Circuit ruling has an immediate and direct effect — not only in the state — but in municipalities as well."

"What the court has basically said in its ruling is that police officers in these states can search homes and buildings for evidence without a warrant if they have a 'legitimate law enforcement purpose.' "

"Any evidence discovered during that search is now admissible in court as long as the search is a 'cursory inspection,' and if police entered the site for a legitimate law enforcement purpose and believed it might be dangerous."

"[A]ny police officer can now enter your house without a warrant if he/she felt it was for a legitimate law enforcement purpose and, then, basically go on a fishing expedition for evidence." ...
 

MT: Mother of rape victim blames University
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"University of Montana officials have received a blistering letter from the mother of a UM student who was raped at gunpoint earlier this month that said she holds school administrators 'morally responsible for what happened.' " ...

"The rape victim, a 21-year-old UM student, had just parked her truck in the Miller Hall parking lot at about 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 6, when a man asked her for a ride to his vehicle, parked a few blocks away. She agreed, but on the way, he pulled out a handgun and forced her to drive up Pattee Canyon and into the Deer Creek area. He tied her hands with tape and raped her. Later, she managed to free her hands, grab the gun and jump from the moving vehicle. She walked about half a mile in stocking feet to the Deer Creek Shooting Center, where she was helped by two men who called 9-1-1." ...

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The victim ran to one of the safest places in the State -- a shooting range -- where she was helped by friendly shooters.

Newsflash to Mothers Everywhere: your daughters are responsible for their own safety and well-being. As Bruce Krafft so aptly stated: "If you want to end violence against women, arm them. There is a 0% recidivism rate among dead rapists."
 

MS: Gun lock plan is good (Opinion)
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"We want to remind area gun owners of an important safety program that is now under way."

[Safety program for criminals, that is.]

"The Lincoln County Sheriff's Department and the Brookhaven Police Department are providing free gun locks, while the supply lasts. About 1,200 of the locks are available locally."

"Both departments are participating in Project ChildSafe. That's a national firearm safety education and gun lock program that promotes safe firearms handling and secure storage practices. Project ChildSafe made the gun locks available here."

"We hope gun owners who don't already have such safety devices will take advantage of this opportunity." ...
 

LA: Justice Department to disclose results of Hudspeth investigation
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"The U.S. Attorney here has scheduled a news conference for Tuesday, where he is expected to announce the findings of a federal investigation into the fatal shooting of Marquise Hudspeth by Shreveport police."

"Police shot Hudspeth when they mistook a cell phone he pointed at them for a gun."

"Hudspeth stopped at a convenience store, held a cell phone like someone would point a handgun gun and struggled with police. He was walking away when officers opened fire, shooting him 10 times in the back."

"The shooting was ruled justifiable by District Attorney Carmouche, who said Hudspeth was starting to turn back toward the officers when they opened fire." ...

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Would it have been 'justifiable' if a civilian had shot him in the back?
 

MI: Gunlock inventor needs a shot
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"Build a better mousetrap, they say, and the world will beat a pathway to your door. Build something that could save the lives of children and fools, as Donald O'Guinn believes he has done, and you'd think somebody would come knocking, just once."

"O'Guinn keeps a loaded handgun on his night stand and he keeps it there even during visits of his six grandchildren - because he has invented the perfect gunlock."

"Now he's willing to share his invention with the world, but - incredibly - can't get anyone interested."

" 'I'd really like to get someone to manufacture these things because they are so safe,' he said. 'Somebody somewhere is going to like it.' " ...

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Try the Brady Bunch? They're concerned about 'safety', right?
 

Spying is Okay if it's not Orwellian
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"For a horrible moment or two there I thought that the long-anticipated dawn of an American-style version of 1984 was finally upon us. I came by this misbegotten notion after reading articles about how the Pentagon, in recognizing the need to treat all of us as terrorists in order to protect us from terrorists, plans to build the Mother of All Computer Databases that will monitor every purchase made by every citizen in the nation. Our masters in Washington call it Total Information Awareness." ...
 

CA: Officials investigating abuses at prisons defied by guards’ silence
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"Dozens of prison employees have refused to cooperate in recent weeks in probes of inmates who bled to death or were beaten as they lay prone on the floor."

"Investigators say they’re running head-on into the 'code of silence' that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s corrections secretary promised last month to end with a new 'zero tolerance' policy for anyone shielding employee wrongdoing or retaliating against whistleblowers. That promise helped persuade a federal judge not to put the state prison system under federal control." ...

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But these are the "elite" types that Sarah Brady thinks should have a monopoly on deadly force.
 

Heather Apprehended
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"It really is all about the money. Officer Joe's job is much easier hanging out at the donut shop or reading the paper at a speed trap than chasing down armed criminals and promoting law and order in society. That could be dangerous. He could get shot at or break a sweat or something. Would he get paid extra for that? If he's interested in self-preservation, as most humans are, the speed trap is a much better gig. And his department head is happy because he's bringing in revenue." ...
 

TX: Costumes and cannons: history in the remaking
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. . . "These men and women did more than stage a battle. They also offered residents a slice of what life was like for soldiers and their families during the mid-1860s. About 30 adults and children dressed in period costumes to show visitors how people looked as they cooked over an open flame and pitched their tents. But it was the cannon, rifles and guns that drew the most attention."

"Alex Chern, a fifth-grader at Glen Oaks, has been studying the Civil War with his class and persuaded his mother, Jacqueline Chern, to bring him to school Saturday for the re-enactment."

" 'I thought it would be fun. And it is. Plus, I got to fire a gun,' said Alex, 10, adding with pride that he even persuaded his mother to shoot one of the rifles." ...
 

ND: Department Evaluates 2003 Deer Gun Season
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"Hunters had a record 2003 deer gun season, as data reveals an overall harvest of 91,900 deer, 10,400 more than in 2002, according to Jerry Gulke, data processing coordinator for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department."

"The harvest success rate of 79.6 percent during the 2003 season was three percent higher than in 2002. The high success rate correlates with a high deer population, and second-season hunters filling their tags, Gulke said."

"The department issued 32,435 second-season licenses last year and hunters harvested 24,704 deer."

"A record 123,475 deer gun licenses were allocated for the 2003 season, compared to 116,925 during 2002. The average hunter spent 3.1 days afield." ...
 

Database helps lawyers scoop up clients
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"When their son didn't come home one night, Julie and Dennis Danielson fretted that something terrible had happened. He suffers from a mental illness." ...

"After retrieving the young man, Julie Danielson checked the mail that had piled up during frantic days of worry. She was shocked to see at least 12 envelopes -- postmarked only hours after her son's arrest -- from defense attorneys offering their services.

"The lawyers had been eager recipients of a jailhouse e-mail list supplied daily by the county sheriff. And the situation is not at all unusual in America's digital information feast."
 

Balance civil rights, security
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Does "the right to remain silent" really mean what it says?

That's the crux of a case now before the U.S. Supreme Court. It involves Larry Hiibel, a 59-year-old Nevada cowboy who four years ago refused to tell a police officer his name after he was approached regarding a domestic battery allegation.

Even with the First Amendment, you can't yell "Fire!" in a crowded theater. Even with the Second Amendment, you can't legally own a machine gun. Police still need probable cause to stop someone. When they do, they should have the right to demand a name. To argue that a name alone is incriminating carries the Fifth Amendment to a ludicrous extreme.
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Giving up rights in the name of safety guarantees you have neither.
 

Iraq: Coalition silences Iraqi newspaper, sparking protests
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"The U.S.-led occupation authority used soldiers to shut down the newspaper of an anti-American Shiite cleric yesterday, charging that the paper repeatedly published misinformation designed to incite violence against U.S. troops."

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So much for the Constitution of "New Iraq" Article 13.

(A) Public and private freedoms shall be protected.

(B) The right of free expression shall be protected.
 

UK: Postmaster disarmed by the government must pay for robbery because his security measures were inadequate
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"A man whose post office was held up has been told he should pay the post office £11,000 because security measures were not good enough."

"Saeed Ahari, from Alvechurch post office in Worcestershire, said he was extremely disappointed and felt let down by his employers."

"An man armed with a pistol burst into the post office in December last year and tied up a member of staff."

"He then managed to get through a security door leading to the post office area, which is what the post office say should not have been able to happen."

"He then made off with tens of thousands of pounds." ...

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Well at least they didn't throw him in prison, as they would have done if he'd defended himself.
 

Jamaica: Warped justice
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"When 13 year-old Janice Allen and her sister heard shots while returning home from a shop, they did what many young people in such communities do when they hear gunshots nearby: they got flat on their bellies. After the firing ceased both got up and ran. But poor Janice was not as lucky as her sister: an eyewitness said she was brought down like a bird in flight by a bullet from a policeman's gun."

"The people protested and the Bureau of Special Investigation was brought in to investigate. As a result of the investigation, a policeman was charged for murder."

. . . "It could hardly be regarded as a trial as the whole proceeding took less than 60 minutes and the accused policeman walked free." ...

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But only cops . . .
 

UK: Gun tragedy soldier 'had no training'
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"The parents of a soldier who died in Iraq have been told he was killed while trying to release a jammed bullet in a weapon on which he had not received any training."

"A bullet from L/Cpl Craw's own Minimi light machinegun went through his jaw and into his brain minutes after he had watched a sergeant unjam a similar weapon by hitting it with a brick. The gun fired as he was trying to kick the cocking lever with his foot."

"A report into his death by Paul Adams, a safety expert for the Ministry of Defence reporting to the Standing Committee on Training Safety, concluded that he should not have tried to clear the blockage." ...

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But according to Sarah the military are highly trained on their weapons!
 

India: Police inspector wounds himself with his service revolver
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Police inspector (PI) Rajendra Bhamare of the Loni-Kalbhor police station suffered injuries when he accidentally fired his service revolver on Sunday night.

The police said Bhamare took charge at the police station on Saturday and was going on a night round when his jeep got stuck in a ditch. While he was trying to remove the vehicle, the revolver fell down. The PI picked it up and accidentally pressed the trigger, following which a bullet pierced his arm. Bhamare has been admitted to a hospital in Pune, where the bullet was removed.

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But only cops and the military have the training, the professionalism, the know-how, to be trusted with guns, right Sarah?
 

 QUOTES TO REMEMBER
After a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn't do it. — William Burroughs, 1992

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